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Forbes reports that Eataly Chicago opened yesterday, a 63,000 square foot sequel to the highly successful emporium/restaurant in New York City.

The story notes that "Eataly’s mission is to provide shoppers with the knowledge and components to recreate Eataly’s restaurant food at home," and Mario Batali, the chef and a partner in Eataly, says, “This is not home meal replacement. We’re trying to remove the obstacles to cooking."
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